In the ninth stage of the Dakar Rally, an Australian motorcyclist named Andy Caldecott died in a crash.
Then, in the thirteenth stage, a 10-year-old Guinean boy was killed after being hit by one of the cars in the competition.
And yesterday, in the fourteenth stage, a 12-year-old boy was killed in Senegal after being hit by a support truck.
The race ends tomorrow, thank the fucking stars. I think I speak for all of us here at Deadspin when I say that we're against car races that kill people at about the same rate as Total Recall. If any of you out there are planning on attending the final stages of the Dakar Rally, be sure to take the appropriate precautions, like staying home and playing Scrabble instead.